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2014-15 Iowa Girls Preseason Basketball Rankings

Sports

November 19th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 5-A
1. Dowling Catholic 23-3
2. Southeast Polk 18-7
3. Waukee 20-4
4. West Des Moines Valley 22-2
5. Iowa City West 12-11
6. Johnston 14-10
7. Ankeny Centennial 16-7
8. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 16-8
9. Iowa City High 24-1
10. Mason City 16-7

Class 4-A
1. Harlan 26-0
2. Carlisle 20-7
3. North Scott 17-7
4. Western Dubuque 23-3
5. Perry 19-5
6. Ballard 21-5
7. Bishop Heelan 20-4
8. Davenport Assumption 17-7
9. Keokuk 17-7
10. Pella 16-7
11. Indianola 13-9
12. Waverly-Shell Rock 19-4
13. Lewis Central 17-6
14. Cedar Rapids Xavier 11-12
15. West Delaware 17-6

Class 3-A
1. Pocahontas Area 21-4
2. Mediapolis 24-2
3. Spirit Lake 18-6
4. Hampton-Dumont 19-6
5. Sioux Center 13-10
6. Shenandoah 17-6
7. Nevada 19-5
8. Red Oak 16-8
9. Center Point-Urbana 18-7
10. Kuemper Catholic 14-9
11. Crestwood 22-3
12. PCM 15-8
13. Mid-Prairie 11-10
14. Saydel 13-11
15. Central Lee 13-8

Class 2-A
1. Western Christian 27-1
2. Unity Christian 22-5
3. North-Linn 24-2
4. Des Moines Christian 20-5
5. South Central Calhoun 21-3
6. IKM-Manning 18-5
7. Dike-New Hartford 20-3
8. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 21-3
9. Hudson 25-2
10. Manson-NW Webster 20-5
11. Maple Valley-A-O 18-4
12. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 17-6
13. Woodbury Central 21-4
14. Panorama 20-4
T15. Cascade 26-1
T15. Intersate-35 14-9

Class 1-A
1. Burlington Notre Dame 24-3
2. Colo-Nesco 24-2
3. Bedford 17-8
4. Grand View Christian 17-6
5. Kingsley-Pierson 17-8
6. Marquette Catholic 16-7
7. Fremont Mills 20-5
8. Newell-Fonda 24-3
9. Iowa Valley 20-3
10. Rockford 17-8
11. Central Lyon 9-15
12. Exira-EHK 17-8
13. Murray 20-3
14. Paton-Churdan 16-8
15. Tripoli 18-7

(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, Wed. 11/19/2014

Podcasts, Sports

November 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Panthers Edge Stephen F. Austin in OT

Sports

November 19th, 2014 by Jim Field

Paul Jesperson’s put back with :39.7 left in overtime gave Northern Iowa a 79-77 road win over Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night, snapping the Lumberjacks’ 34 game home winning streak.

Five players scored in double figures for the Panthers (2-0) led by Marvin Singleton with 15.

UNI had to rally from eight points down in the second half, and Deon Mitchell’s three pointer with :50.8 left tied the game at 70-70 and sent it to overtime.

Cyclone Women Down Bulldogs 84-67

Sports

November 19th, 2014 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (2-0) defeated the Drake Bulldogs (0-2) 84-67 in Hilton Coliseum. Senior Nikki Moody led the Cyclones with a double-double with 18 points and 12 assists. The win was the team’s fifth-straight against Drake, coming on double-digit scoring efforts from Moody, along with Brynn Williamson and Emily Durr, who had 14 pionts each, and Jadda Buckley with 13.

Drake had four players in double figures, led by Cailtin Ingle with 17.

The Cyclones jumped out to a 45-21 halftime edge, holding Drake to just 21 percent shooting in the first half.

Hunters on pace to kill roughly same amount of deer in Iowa as last season

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Last year, hunters in Iowa killed fewer than 100,000 deer for the first time since the mid-1990s. Jim Coffey, forest wildlife research technician for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says it’s possible hunters will harvest a similar number of deer this season. “We’re right on pace for where we were at this time last year with almost 24,000 deer being harvested so far,” Coffey says. Only bow hunting of deer is allowed right now in Iowa and the bow hunting season is about halfway complete.

The reported number of bucks taken this season has increased by 1,000 compared to last year, while the reported doe harvest is down 1,000. “That’s not too uncommon because of the way we’ve changed regulations this year, plus a lot of our bow hunters are out there seeking that buck,” Coffey says. The number of deer killed by hunters in Iowa has declined for eight consecutive years. But, Coffey says hunters are still getting plenty of chances to fire their weapons.

“We’ve been hearing good reports from our hunters. The deer have been active. The cold spell starting Sunday kind of slowed things down…but with the warm spell coming up this weekend and the rut going on, it’ll be a good weekend to be out,” Coffey says. Iowa’s first shotgun deer hunting season begins on December 6, with the second shotgun season starting December 13. Most hunters are hoping to spot a big buck, but probably won’t see anything like the one shot just southeast of Des Moines back in October.

“Probably the biggest buck that’s been talked about was the one in Marion County. That was shot fairly early in the season and has been creating quite a stir on the Internet,” Coffey said. That buck was shot with a muzzleloader by Joe Franz on his property. The website trophy pursuit dot com ( http://www.trophypursuit.com ) posted video of Franz’s hunt and claims the buck could be “the largest ever taken on professional video.”  You can view the video on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mg7Z4juaGo8

DePaul beats Drake 80-62, goes to 2-0

Sports

November 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Billy Garrett Jr. scored 15 points to lead five DePaul players in double figures and the Blue Demons beat Drake 80-62 on Tuesday night. Myke Henry added 13 points, Jamee Crockett 12, Forrest Robinson 11 and Durrell McDonald 10 for DePaul, off to its first 2-0 start since 2011-12. The Blue Demons had a good night shooting, making 27 of 49 field-goal attempts (55.1 percent), 9 of 20 3-point tries (45 percent) and 17 of 21 from the free-throw line (81 percent). They outrebounded the Bulldogs 33-26.

The Bulldogs (0-2) were led by Chris Caird, who scored 19 points, and Jordan Daniels with 17. The Bulldogs were 23 of 54 from the floor for 42.6 percent. An 18-4 run in the first half gave DePaul a 21-8 lead. The Blue Demons led by 13 at halftime and the Bulldogs wouldn’t cut the deficit below double figures in the second half.

Cardinals release spring training schedule

Sports

November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals will face four teams that made the playoffs this year and five American League squads as part of a 28-game spring training slate that begins on March 5. The Cardinals will play 18 games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, their offseason home since 1998. That includes three games as the “road” team against the Miami Marlins, their fellow stadium tenant.

Pitchers and catchers report to Florida on February 19 and start work the following day. Workouts for the rest of the team are scheduled to begin on February 25. The exhibition season concludes on April 3 in Tennessee against their Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds. The Cardinals released their 2015 spring training schedule Tuesday.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sportscast, 11/18/2014

Podcasts, Sports

November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With Jim Field.

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Ticket Distribution Information for State Wrestling Finals

Sports

November 18th, 2014 by Jim Field

BOONE, IOWA – The State Wrestling Championship has been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only IHSAA reserved ticket event. On October 29, 2014, the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association approved the procedure for the purchase of 2015 State Wrestling Tournament finals tickets. Tickets will continue to be sold through either a walk up process or online.

Under this ticketing system, schools have the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Ticket sales to IHSAA member high schools who host wrestling programs will begin Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00am and close Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:59pm. The order limit is a maximum of sixty (60) tickets per school. Complete information regarding the ticket ordering process for IHSAA member high schools hosting wrestling programs has been communicated with them.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10:00am. The public will be able to purchase tickets at the Iowa Events Center ticket office or online at www.dahlstickets.com or by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS. The order limit will be ten (10) tickets.

The ticket price is $10.00 per ticket, plus a convenience fee of $1.75 per ticket. There will be a $4.00 handling fee per order. A valid credit card will be needed to make an online purchase. The Iowa Events Center seating chart will be available identifying class 1A, 2A, and 3A mats. All seats will be assigned in the order the transactions are processed either at a ticketing location or online.

Anyone with questions or experiencing difficulties ordering tickets should call the Iowa Events Center ticket office at 515-564-8300. Anyone needing assistance with ADA seating should call the Iowa Events Center 515-564-8351.

No. 14 Iowa State beats Georgia State 81-58

Sports

November 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Monte Morris scored a career-high 19 points with nine assists and 14th-ranked Iowa State rolled past Georgia State 81-58 on Monday night. Naz Long added 17 for the Cyclones (2-0), who outscored the Panthers by 17 points in the second half. Iowa State led by just two before going on a 31-13 run that put the game out of reach. Long keyed the stretch with a pair of 3s as the Cyclones pushed their lead to as much as 73-49.

R.J. Hunter had 21 for Georgia State (1-1). The Panthers were a unanimous pick to win the Sun Belt for the second year in a row.